College Counseling Team

Lauren LiebermanLauren Lieberman '98, Director of College Counseling | 412-968-3099

A proud alumna, Mrs. Lieberman returned to Shady Side in 2016 from The Ellis School, where she served as the director of college counseling for three years. She began her career in college admissions, serving as UChicago's assistant director and senior assistant director of admissions. She later served as associate admissions director, director of Lower School admissions and interim college counselor at Sewickley Academy in Pittsburgh, and as associate director of college counseling at the Latin School of Chicago.

Tom ColtTom Colt, Associate Director of College Counseling | 412-968-3129

Mr. Colt has worked in SSA's College Counseling Office since 2008. He also coaches cross country, advises the Academic WorldQuest team and is a junior advisor. He came to SSA from Providence Day School in Charlotte, N.C., where he was associate director of college guidance.

Julie HertzJulie Hertz, Associate Director of College Counseling | 412-968-3220

Mrs. Hertz arrived at Shady Side in 2008. She began her career in college admissions, working as a tour guide at Penn State and as an assistant director of admissions at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also a senior advisor and coaches the cheerleading squad.

Louise Ford Louise Ford, Assistant to the College Counselors | 412-968-3141

Louise Ford joined the Senior School College Counseling Office in 2016. She is an administrative professional who has lived and worked all over the world and built a unique set of skills. Prior to SSA she worked at a PK-8 independent school in New Jersey.

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